Massachusetts Hazardous Waste Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Massachusetts Hazardous Waste Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste tank rules: 310 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) 30.690 to 30.699

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Hazardous waste tank requirements for large quantity generators (LQGs): 310 CMR 30.343

Hazardous waste tank requirements for small quantity generators (SQGs): 310 CMR 30.351(8)(c) and 310 CMR 30.343

Hazardous waste tank requirements for very small quantity generators (VSQGs): 310 CMR 30.353(6)(g) and 310 CMR 30.353(6)(h)

Federal organic air emissions rules: 40 CFR 264.1030 to 264.1090 and 40 CFR 265.1030 to 265.1090 (interim status)

Tank integrity assessment: 310 CMR 30.692, 310 CMR 30.343(1)(b), and 310 CMR 30.351(8)(c)

Design and operation:

New tank design and installation: 310 CMR 30.693, 310 CMR 30.343(1)(c), and 310 CMR 30.351(8)(c)

Operating requirements: 310 CMR 30.695, 310 CMR 30.343(1)(e), 310 CMR 30.351(8)(c), and 310 CMR 30.353(6)(g)

Inspections: 310 CMR 30.696, 310 CMR 30.343(1)(f) and 310 CMR 30.351(8)(c)

Response to spills or leaks: 310 CMR 30.696(4), 310 CMR 30.697, 310 CMR 30.343(1)(g), and 310 CMR 30.351(8)(c)

Secondary containment:

Secondary containment design: 310 CMR 30.010, 310 CMR 30.694, 310 CMR 30.343(1)(d)2, , 310 CMR 30.351(8)(c), and 310 CMR 30.353(6)(h)

Polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs): 310 CMR 30.010, 310 CMR 30.698, 310 CMR 30.343(1)(h), and 310 CMR 30.351(8)(c)

Facility permits and fees: 310 CMR 4.03

Regulatory Agencies

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Air and Waste Business Compliance Division Hazardous Waste Management

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1

State fire marshal

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Massachusetts has adopted the federal rules ...


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Massachusetts Hazardous Waste Tanks Resources

Type Title
Checklists TSDF Tank System Inspection Form (EQP 5192)
Forms Daily Tank Inspection Log
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